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Doctors Without Borders supports challenge to flawed patents on hepatitis C drugs, pushes to expand access to lifesaving medicines

Archived, 4 days ago From satprnews.com 

Warsaw, POLAND - Five new challenges against flawed patents on crucial new medicines to treat hepatitis C filed in India and Argentina are the latest in a global push to ensure access to affordable treatment. The patent challenges could remove barriers to production ...

MSF urges aid access in Yemen

Archived, 4 days ago From outlookindia.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Doctors Without Borders urged all warring parties in Yemen to allow aid deliveries, saying it had treated more than 55,000 people wounded during a Saudi-led intervention in the country.

"Since the violence escalated in March 2015, MSF ...

The yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo ends

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases ...

Riverfront Eyecare, Salvation Army to donate eye exams and glasses

Archived, 5 days ago From mlive.com 

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN - Riverfront Eyecare is partnering with the Genesee County Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope program to provide 50 free eye exams and 50 free pairs of eyeglasses in 2017. The Pathway of Hope program assists families in need and provides resources to hel ...

Ground-breaking cancer research gets boost at Penn State Hershey

Archived, 5 days ago From abc27.com 

Harrisburg, PENNSYLVANIA - Groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatments is happening inside the Cancer Institute at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

The research could mean significant changes for tens of thousands of women diagnosed triple-negative b ...

Cancer treatment fairness act filed to support cancer patients

Archived, 5 days ago From chattanoogan.com 

Chattanooga, TENNESSEE - In Tennessee, officials say outdated insurance policies are making it difficult and sometimes impossible for cancer patients to receive the treatment their doctors determine to be the best option.

Tennessee is only one of eight states ...

Volunteers will 'Brave the Shave' for a childhood cancer cure

Archived, 5 days ago From myeasternshoremd.com 

Easton , MARYLAND - Queen Anne's County will “Brave the Shave” in support of children's cancer research, on March 12 at Doc's Riverside Grille in Centreville. Sixteen participants have signed up thus far, but they need your support to reach their fundraising goal, said ...

Sunrise Rotary Club assists in sending medical supplies to Africa

Archived, 6 days ago From scottsdaleindependent.com 

Phoenix, ARIZONA - Rotarians from the Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club gathered at a Tempe warehouse Thursday, Feb. 9, to load up more than 1,000 pieces of medical equipment and supplies headed for Rwanda, Africa.

The shipment represents one of three cont ...

WHO in partnership with the Ministry of Health scaling up antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the Greater Upper Nile Region, South Sudan

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - WHO in partnership with Ministry of Health are strengthening capacity to provide comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services to populations of humanitarian concern in the Greater Upper Nile region, that is heavily affected by the curren ...

Ed Sheeran to headline Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert

Archived, 6 days ago From belfasttelegraph.co.uk 

Belfast, U K - The 25-year-old singer-songwriter, who first played for the charity in 2014, is joining previously announced acts Paul Weller and The Who for the week of fundraising gigs in March.

The Thinking Out Loud hit-maker's concert will take pl ...

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